Leather Furniture Blog
Leather Furniture is a great investment. Leather sofas are durable and consistently last longer than your average fabric sofa. Leather is very cleanable, just dust when you dust your other furniture. If a spill happens most leather sofas can be cleaned using just mild soap and water.
Folks that buy leather love leather. Over the years there are many myths about leather being hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Not true! Leather stays at room temperature. Because it has pores and is a sustainable natural product, it will adjust to its environment and stay comfortable under any circumstances.
There are many different types of leathers available in todays marketplace. Understanding leather is key to making the right decision when shopping for leather furniture. Here we will highlight some differences that will be important when selecting the right leather for your new leather sofa.
Fact: Corrected grain leathers will always price lower than pure aniline leathers. Corrected grain leathers almost always have protection and are cleanable unlike a pure aniline leather that does not.
Did you know that the Chesterfield leather sofa dates back to the 1700’s? Distinctive designed by the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Phillip Stanhope. He lived in the East Midlands in England.
It is said that the Lord wanted somewhere for a gentleman to sit without putting creases in his suit. He was viewed as a trend setter with a love for fashion. Many admired his knowledge of both.
In the beginning these distinctive designed tufted sofas were reserved for the upper class. These iconic pieces of furniture were shown in many Victorian homes as well as the summer homes of the wealthiest.
When shopping for a new leather reclining sofa it is important to look at the construction details. Pay close attention to the origin of the mechanisms and warranties to name a few. There is a big difference between stationary leather sofas and reclining.
Leather sofas that recline can provide hours of unprecedented comfort and conversation. Whether you enjoy manual recline or power recline a leather sofa set offers the most in durability and wearability.
Spring brings fresh new looks! From pastel flowers, green leaves, and new pastel leather colors. As the earth tones of winter fade the new spring/summer looks take over. This is the time to give your living room a refresh.
Our living room is a place of gathering and enjoying friends and family. New looks for the warmer months are now in order. Out with winter tones and in with new cooler colors of spring. It is time to change from winter throw pillows and throws to a softer cooler look for the warmer months ahead.
All protected leathers have some sort of topcoat protection while pure aniline leathers are pure natural hides without any degree of protection.
Protected leathers are leathers that have either a top-coat or additives added during the dying process. When something is spilled on the surface it will bubble or bead up allowing you time to get something to wipe it up. These types of leathers are also easy to wipe clean with water.
In todays marketplace you will find a lot of different leather furniture brands. However, most are not made in the USA. Why is made in the USA important when shopping for leather furniture? Simple… comfort, durability and quality.
Made in the USA leather furniture brands exhibit higher quality than brands that are made outside of the United States. But not all made in the USA leather furniture brands are equal. We will briefly touch on some differences in construction and quality details.
Wellington's Fine Leather Funiture sells all of the top brands of quality leather furniture. All of our products come with a full manufacturers warrany and discounted pricing. Most of our products are American made.